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Our mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
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It's mission: To promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.
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ATF Director Jones Announces Resignation


Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Director B. Todd Jones today announced that he is resigning.



It’s Not Over Yet on the 5.56 ‘Green Tip’ Ammo Front


Industry members and politically aware gun owners know the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) tried to pull a sneak play by quietly releasing a proposal to adopt a new regulatory framework that would ban M855 and SS109 “green tip” rifle ammunition in 5.56 and .223 calibers. This type of ammunition had been […]



ATF to Not Move Forward with 5.56 M855 Ammo Ban at This Time


Will Review Record Number of Comments Submitted on Its ‘Framework’ Proposal ATF announced today that it will not move forward with its proposed framework to ban commonplace 5.56 M855 “green tip” ammunition at this time while it reviews the record number (more than 80,000) comments it has received so far. ATF will continue to accept comments […]



Wanted: Someone to Run a Sneak Play for the White House


As Americans were preparing for the Presidential holiday weekend the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced that it planned to effectively ban M855 and SS109 “green tip” rifle ammunition in 5.56 and .223 calibers.



Oppose ATF’s 5.56 M855 Ball Ammunition Ban


The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has announced it is seeking to ban commonplace 5.56 M855 ball ammunition as “armor piercing ammunition.” If you have not already done so, all industry employees, target shooters and gun owners should contact your Member of Congress AND the ATF to oppose this unnecessary ban, which is […]



Eagle Population Stronger than Ever, But Stories of Individual Birds Make Situation Look Dire


Anti-hunting groups manipulate isolated deaths of America’s symbol to pull on people’s heartstrings. However, in reality, the bald eagle population within the U.S has never been healthier.



Smart Gun Owners Trump ‘Smart Guns’


Although the goal of the recent Seattle International Smart Gun Symposium was to take a “neutral stance on the issue and to provide an open forum for experts to make their case, pro or con,” to us, the deck appeared stacked.



FDIC Reverses Course on ‘Operation Choke Point’


In a major development concerning NSSF’s leadership to halt discrimination in the provision of financial services and products to firearms related businesses due to “Operation Choke Point,” the top officials of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) on Wednesday admitted wrongdoing and said they would cease practices that had the effect of encouraging such disparate […]



2015 Promises a Banner Year for the Second Amendment, But With Challenges


What will 2015 hold for our Second Amendment rights? If 2014 is any indication, lawmakers are seeing the same signs we do to indicate that restricting Second Amendment rights is not only bad policy, but bad politics as well.



Mayor Bloomberg Is Doubling Down


POLITICO recently released its list of the top 100 campaign donors during the 2014 mid-term election cycle. Coming in at #2 was Michael Bloomberg, who clocked in at $27.7 million.



Shhhh. Secret Group of State Legislators Meets in Washington This Week to Plan Anti-Gun Agenda. Mum’s the Word.


American State Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention which claims to be non-partisan, will work to push new gun restrictions at the state level. But the coalition has one major problem – they will not let anyone know who they are.



Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act


The National Shooting Sports Foundation supports the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act for FY15 and strongly encourages a Yes vote. While no bill is perfect, the NSSF supports this legislation because it protects the rights of hunters and sportsmen, not Washington bureaucrats, to choose the ammunition they want for hunting and target shooting, by […]



Senate Democrats Poised To Make a Big Mistake


Senate Democrats really want to go out with a bang. Some news outlets are reporting that Majority Leader Reid is going to make a last ditch effort to confirm President Obama’s nominee for Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy.



The Humane Society of the United States is Not Your Local Animal Shelter


HSUS is a shady, anti-hunting, anti-agriculture attack group that preys on the public’s sympathy for pets and other animals in a deceptive ploy to advance its own extremist agenda.



Anti-gun Group Plans to Waste Money Again in 2016 Elections


The gun control Super PAC, Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS), run by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords,  spent almost $11 million on this year’s mid-term elections with very little to show for it. The group expended over $2 million – more than they spent on any other race – to protect Giffords’ former Congressional seat, which […]



Violent Crime Rate Continues to Drop & Public Believes Having a Gun in the Home Makes it Safer – Spread the News


13violentcrimeoffensefigure-01 The FBI released its annual Crime in the United States report on Monday revealing that the country in 2013 saw the violent crime rate fall another 5.1 percent from the previous year, so it is now at its lowest since 1978.



Thank You to All #GUNVOTE Supporters


We would like to thank all of those companies and individuals who supported the effort and participated in sharing our information with customers, friends and family and went to the polls to #GUNVOTE.



Anti-Gun Money Fuels Pro-Gun Voters


With mid-term elections now nearly upon us, candidates, activists and third party groups are scrambling to make their opinions heard by voters before the polls open on Nov. 4.



The Better Surgeon General is the (Acting) One We Have Now


Not only does America deserves better, it currently has better in the form of the acting surgeon general, Dr. Boris D. Lushniak, who has outstanding credentials to help manage America’s response to this or any other potential epidemiologic emergency.



Colorado Governor Hickenlooper’s Greatest Hits


Unfortunately for Governor Hickenlooper, this crass apology is too little, too late and his 180-degree policy reversal does not cast him in a favorable light with Colorado voters.